PRLog - Oct. 2, 2012 - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- Mechanicsburg, PA - "Hour 30: An Uncensored Memoir of a Doctor in Training", Brandon Musgrave's personal memoir of his days and nights in medical school was #1 in print (#5 in eBooks) thanks to author charitable events. Sid Davis's "Ambush at Dry Bone Gulch" led all eBooks due to a Kindle FREE download promotion. Michael Asken & Kerry Whitelock's "Code Calm" was #2 in print thanks to author events. Jackson Holiday's "Bad Advice: Life Coaching from a Blithering Idiot," a snarky humor-filled attempt at faux self-help, ranked #2 in eBooks, thanks to a Kindle FREE download promotion. "Goodnight Sammy," Amanda Brown's children's bedtime story, featuring the Wubbies, was #3 in print thanks to author events. Robert Broomall's "Murder in the Seventh Cavalry," a murder mystery set in Custer's camp, was ranked #3 in eBooks.
Hour 30 by Brandon Musgrave
Mike Campbell's "Amelia Earhart - The Truth at Last" ranked to #4 in both print and eBooks thanks to bookstore sales.
Keith Rommel's recently released "The Lurking Man," book two of the "Thanatology"
Guy Graybill's "Prohibition's Prince" climbed to #6 in print thanks to author events.
L. D. Knorr's "RV Mysteries" took two spots in the eBook top ten: #6 "The Rest Area Murder" and #10 "The Leviticus Mission," thanks to steady sales following Kindle promotions.
"There is Something About Rough & Ready," a compilation of local history related to the Mahantongo Valley, edited by Lawrence Knorr with contributions from seven local historians including Steve Troutman, ranked #7 in print thanks to advance sales. Steve Troutman also took the #10 spot in print with "Tulpehocken Trail Traces" thanks to author appearances.
Charles K Godfrey's "The Final Charge," a revisionist Civil War history, ranked #8 in print thanks to sales at the Gettysburg Battlefield bookstore.
The People's Medium, Michele Livingston, ranked #8 in eBooks with "Messages from Beyond."
Jolene Busher's "Patchtown,"
Carol Schulz Vento's memoir about her famous father, Arthur "Dutch" Schultz, "The Hidden Legacy of World War II," ranked 9th in eBooks thanks to steady sales.
Sales for the month of September were even with same month sales in 2011 and up 14% compared to last month. September was the strongest sales month in 2012, ending a successful quarter for the company. Sales for the 3rd quarter of 2012 were up 14% over sales for the same quarter in 2011. For the month, sales were up in all formats.
Year-to-date, through the end of September, sales declined less than 2% as compared to 2011. Print sales declined nearly 11% while eBook sales have soared nearly 4x. Inventoried books have dropped 20%. The company remains profitable - tracking better than last year despite a slight decline in sales.
The company recently reduced eBook prices to average market levels and have seen an increase in units.
Following are the top overall print sellers by category:
History / Memoir - "Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last" by Mike Campbell
Fiction - "The Lurking Man" by Keith Rommel
Horror - "The Lurking Man" by Keith Rommel
Poetry - "Roadman" by Stefan May
Children's - "Goodnight Sammy" by Amanda Brown
The Arts - "Contemporary Photo Impressionists"
Self-Help - "Code Calm" by Michael Asken & Kerry Whitelock
Christian - "The Phoenician Code" by Karim El Koussa
Metaphysical - "Messages from Beyond" by Michele Livingston
Reference - "Education Behind Bars" by Chris Zoukis
The company released six new titles during the month of September:
"Quotes from the Underground"
"The Lurking Man" by Keith Rommel
"The Hidden Design of Humanity" by Daniel Walters
"Code Calm on the Streets" by Asken and Whitelock
"Bad Advice" by Jackson Holiday
"The Weeping Woman" by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
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